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US urges its citizens to reconsider travelling to Pak due to terrorism

WASHINGTON: The US has suggested its citizens to rethink their travel to Pakistan basically because of terrorism and dangers to civil aviation operating within or near the rustic.

The Federal Aviation Administration, in a understand issued on Wednesday, stated that terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan.

"Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism," the State Department stated in a modern travel advisory.

It asked Americans to not travel to Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, together with the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), because of terrorism, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir house because of terrorism and the potential for armed warfare.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan, it stated, adding that terrorists would possibly attack with little or no caution, concentrated on transportation hubs, markets, shopping department stores, military installations, airports, universities, tourist places, faculties, hospitals, places of worship and government facilities.

Noting that terrorist attacks continue to occur across Pakistan, with most occurring in Balochistan and KPK, together with the former FATA, the State Department stated large-scale terrorist attacks have ended in masses of casualties during the last several years.

India and Pakistan take care of a powerful military presence on either side of the border. The only legitimate Pakistan-India border crossing point for individuals who don't seem to be citizens of India or Pakistan is within the province of Punjab between Wagah, Pakistan, and Attari, India, the advisory stated.

Urging its citizens to not travel to PoK, the State Department stated militant groups are identified to perform within the house.

"The threat of armed conflict between India and Pakistan remains. Indian and Pakistani military forces periodically exchange fire across the Line of Control," it added.

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